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El Girasol

Main St. | Frente Hotel Vaz, Cahuita, Costa Rica
2755-1164
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Ranked #4 of 37 Restaurants in Cahuita
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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LONDON
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had an excellent dinner, friendly service. The house wine was good, the pizza delicious, the veal scaloppina very nice. Overall everyone was very happy.

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Charlotte, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

It took about 45 minutes to receive our food. The food was very good, however I had lasagne and my husband had pizza. Also had house wine and beer. Tiramisu for dessert was yummy. Atmosphere was nice with candles, good recorded music, and table cloths and cloth napkins.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We had dinner tonight at El Girasol, and enjoyed the experience very much. The atmosphere was intimate. I had the Marisco, my wife had the Lasagna, and both were very different, refined and delicious. We shared a chocolate/ almond desert and it capped the dinner off perfectly. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Cahuita.

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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We ate there several times. We tried different dishes and they were all exceptional (the fish carpaccio, the lasagna, the escalopino con hongos...). The service was very friendly and helpful with the recommendations. They are very polite, and they even treated us some aperitifs. I highly recommend it!

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Kannata Valley
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Fantastic food, lovely service, inviting atmosphere!! We visited in November 2012 and this restaurant is so lovely that we will be coming back on our next trip to Cahuita.....April 2014....coming back to getting married in the National Park!! Can't wait to see you then and enjoy more amazing food and atmosphere!! Best regards, Colin & Shari

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Munich, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Very clean appealing interior and setup, but disturbed by an ever running TV. The waiter didn't fit at all. The Pizza we had, was not very good. Prices are reasonable

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Cahuita very recently and this is a must! Literally the best Italian food we have ever had! Great wine as well. Phillip and his wife have done a great job. We actually stayed the week in one of their apartments which I highly recommend. Very safe, well lit and close to downtown... More

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Fantastic Italian Restaurant run by an Italian family! We actually ended up here by mistake but what a fantastic error! The service was excellent and the white table cloth was a nice touch. We were the 1st guests of the night, they turned the tv off and put on some Italian music, brought out some appetizers on the house and... More

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Kiryat Tivon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

OMG !!! Who thought you could find such a place in such a remote location ?!?! After a week of eating rice and beans we found this restaurant in Cahuita. We decided to sit there even though the place was empty (it was the espresso machine that convinced us). Good decision !!! Good wine ,excellent zucchini brushchetta , amazing pasta... More

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Berkeley, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This Italian restaurant is a blessing to find on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The pizza Margarita is delicious as well as the bruschetta. Wonderful service, delicious food, and a relaxing environment. Keep up the good work. Grazie mille!

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